Tape Loop Improvisations: Volume Three, March 1st, 1986
by Herd Of The Ether Space
Throughout the 1980's, members of the Taped Rugs Productions family gathered in various groupings many times to create and record improvised avant garde music on a Frippertronics-style tape loop system. The recordings were saved; sometimes copies were made for the participants or for individual listeners, but no copies were made available to the general public until early 1989. That's when Charles Rice Goff III, Killr "Mark" Kaswan, and Robert Silverman actually came up with the name: HERD OF THE ETHER SPACE to refer to this loose-knit band of sonic explorers.
This archive series presents unaltered Herd Of The Ether Space tape loop improvisations from the 1980's in the chronological order in which they were created.
Recorded March 1st, 1986 in Oakland, California
Charles Rice Goff III: electronic guitar, preparations, tapes, effects
Robert Silverman: electronic guitar, voice, effects
2) Floating Down The Root Canal
3) The Woman Is A Witch
5) Up The Reverb Without A Paddle
All five of these pieces were released by Taped Rugs Productions on the cassette: "Flexing The Musical Muscles" in 1989. A jpeg image of the cassette cover art is included in this archive.
“Photo” was the first piece recorded during the session. Goff had placed an usual photograph, which had been taken by his niece, Katrina Guiney, on the floor where all the musicians could see it, and asked that they look at it while they improvised. A jpeg image of this photo is also included in this archive.
Flexing The Musical Muscles was co-released by the English branch of Kentucky Fried Royalty. KFR was a short-lived world-wide cassette distribution network, heavily promoted by the likes of home recording giants Lord Litter (Germany) and Don Campau (USA).